Category Archives: Theology

Torrance updates, 2023-2024

In this post I’ll post updates of my Torrance-related activities for 2023 and 2024. Cf. Torrance updates for 2022 and 2021. July 6, 2023 Marty Folsom’s Torrance Reading Group, discussion of Thomas F. Torrance, “The Sovereign Creator,” in The Christian … Continue reading

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Firbush November 2022

I’m so pleased that we’ll be able to participate in the upcoming Firbush retreat November 9-11. Thanks to Bob Walker, I’ve been invited to present about the new T. F. Torrance Science and Religion Collection (description here). My presentation will … Continue reading

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Morning prayer

The Garrett County morning prayer podcast is high on our list when considering which life changes from the Covid lockdown will continue on. We still often start off our day listening together, sipping tea (Candace) and coffee (me), watching birds … Continue reading

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Torrance updates, 2022

On this page I’ll post Torrance updates as they happen for 2022. Here are some videos in reverse chronological order; a few other links or videos will be added later. Cf. Torrance updates for 2021. May 2022: Announcing The Thomas … Continue reading

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Colbert on faith and laughter

Laughter fights evil and leads us beyond sorrow to an eternal reality… Sometimes Colbert seems to channel G. K. Chesterton. Colbert as a holy fool:

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Interview with Gary Deddo

Interview by Gary Deddo for the You’re Included series, released January 2, 2022, in two parts, with the title “The Intersection of Faith and Science,” although it is largely autobiographical. It was recorded at the American Academy of Religion annual … Continue reading

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George MacDonald Christmas Reading

So great to see the George MacDonald Society flourishing with activities like this. Hopefully this is the first of what may become an annual gathering this time of year. Thanks to those who organized it, to Malcolm Guite for welcoming … Continue reading

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Poetry for Christmas and Easter

Last spring, Candace and I read aloud Malcolm Guite’s anthology, Word in the Wilderness: A Poem a Day for Lent and Easter. We found the poems deeply moving, and Malcolm’s essays opened them up for us both as literature and … Continue reading

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Celebrating Advent in the Pilgrim Year

In this season of Advent, Candace and I are continuing to read aloud together the Pilgrim Year booklets by Steve Bell. Steve’s Introduction to the Advent booklet is nicely complemented this year by three 20-minute devotionals Steve recorded last year … Continue reading

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Don’t you want to thank someone?

Now I can see the world is charged It’s glimmering with promises Written in a script of stars Dripping from prophets’ lips But still, my thirst is never slaked I am hounded by a restlessness Eaten by this endless ache … Continue reading

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